This thesis is a collection of three Essays investigating the empirical links between rural land ownership, household livelihoods and food and nutrition security in India, Myanmar and Vietnam. Findings from India show that land ownership and agricultural production are positively associated with household food security and child anthropometrics in rural areas. The second chapter using data from Myanmar finds that rural households with home gardens have better dietary diversity, and non-farm livelihoods are critical in improving child nutrition. The third study using data from Vietnam shows that informal employment is associated with a reduction in the consumption of nutritious foods.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||1 Jun 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|